https://www.darpan.com/ Darpan is a musician, healer and life counsellor. He travels extensively around the world delivering concerts, sound healing seminars and shamanic retreats. He is an inspirational speaker with a natural flair for embellishing talks with stories, anecdotes and rich personal experience. His passion is creating positive change by initiating vision and awakening new perspectives. He is a living synthesis of his teachings whose work is infused with warmth, insight and humour.
He was born in the Netherlands and raised in Australia. In 1976 he graduated with first class honours at Flinders University majoring in Psychology and the Dramatic Arts.
Darpan spent his early years working as a professional actor in Theatre, TV and Film and was the founder/singer/songwriter for seminal rock band Die Laughing in the 80’s.
He went on to spend several years in India studying Tantra and the art of Meditation at Osho Commune International and is deeply influenced by Buddhist, Advaita and Taoist philosophy. Further studies include Transpersonal Psychology and the teachings of Dr Stanislav Grof. He met Terence McKenna in the late nineties who introduced him to Ayahuasca. In the years that followed he lived and worked with various shamans and healers in South America, notably Yatra Silveira de Barbosa (Brasil), Don Jose Campos (Peru), Don Casimiro Mamallacta (Ecuador) and Carioca (Brasil).
He has enjoyed a lifelong spiritual relationship with psychedelics and is renowned as a pioneer in the ceremonial use of Ayahuasca in the West.
He has released the following music titles:
Body of Light
Temple of Glowing Sound Part 1 and 2
A New Vision
This body of work has enjoyed international success in the medicine music genre.
Teacher Plants as Evolutionary Drivers
Taking an in depth view of Entheogenic Plant Teachers as Intelligence Agents and the evolutionary role they played in the ancient civilisations of South America, the Indus Valley and the Mystery Schools of Egypt, Persia and Greece. We will also reference traditional Ayahuasca use in indigenous Amazonian cultures. Finally we will examine the current use of these sacraments in the Western Psyche as catalysts for evolutionary change.